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Fridge / Freezer VCN6185B - Fridge Not cold..

Hi...
I have a new one of these...but the fridge will not run cold..there are two off 'vent type things' at back of the fridge....do these need moving.
Theres nothing in any of the jargon that explains these ! ! !
Freezer is resting @ -18 . .

Any help would be cool ! !

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  • t0pc4t
    t0pc4t Aug 15, 2008

    Still have an issue on this - - I have dropped the thermostat to 2, and still no success.

    Interestingly . .the droppin gof the thermostat under FRIDGE setting, also drops the temperature for the freezer...

    When I adjust the temp in freezer - the fridge setting also changes.

    Seems to me to be a computer fault...HOOVER - ****

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fridge thermostat which adjusts the cold air flow by means of opening and closing a damper at the back of the inside of the fridge is faulty. Try forcing the by-metal plate open slightly at first until you get near the required temperature.

Posted on Jul 30, 2007

SOURCE: Freezer Working, but Fridge side is not cold.

Excuse me, will not cool lower that 45.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

philbran
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SOURCE: Fridge on Fridge freezer not working

Ok there is a drain pan under the evap. coil under the fan that may be clogged and full of ice there is a 3/4" hole the water drains out of that needs cleared if there is a puddle of ice over it , the ice will also effect the airflow traveling down the duct to the fresh food section of the unit.
If there is no ice puddle at the bottom of the refrigerator then make sure the unit is cooling well by making sure it has been running for 10 min. or so and checking the coil in the freezer , it should have a small layer of frost on it showing its getting cold the whole way through it. Let me know how this works.

Phil

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: fridge part is not cooling; freezer is frosting up

your ref. has a defrost problem.you will need to take back panel off inside freezer and take your hair dryer again and defrost the system.then you can check your heater,thermostat which is located at top of coils that were defrosted.sometimes the thermostat will pop and not allow it to go into defrost and you need to check defrost timer.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: fridge condensation - freezer thawing

OK now I'm wondering are theses numbers your getting 4 -9 the actual temps of the refrigerator and the freezer? and do they feel this cold and correct to you? I know the refrigerator side shouldn't be below 34 or so and definitely not below 32. If this is correct and the numbers are not settings but temps. (Now if you have a touch pad its electronic. If it has knobs it has a separate defrost and thermostat and are electro-mechanical)
If electronic Your control board and possibly defrost control are out.
It would more likely be the sensors going to the board(s) It will both sensors have the possibility of causing your problem. 1 will control the run of the compressor (and this one could and probably is connected to the inside coil) and 1 will control the air damper tween the refdg and freezer compartments, and may turn on the inside fan operation too.

(this would be my first suspect if these are degrees numbers). Look at the thermostat control see if it is attached to the indoor coil (usually the tube leavign the indoor section. If its not attached its not sensing the coil temp and when goes into defrost wala its not senmsing temps like its designed to do. Look for a broken clip or possible a plastic wire tie that holds this sensor in place.

Please get back to me with what you see - find on this look up.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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There is normally an adjustment knob inside the fridge, in the back or top to allow you to adjust the coldness. Numbered 1-9.
If you have already adjusted that it would help if I know the type (side by side, freezer on top or below) and the brand. Most side by sides blow some of the air from the freezer side into the fridge side with internal fans and vents. How is the freezer side coldness knob adjusted?
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Hi,

Your description is quite complete but is rather baffling. Pls bear with me while we process by elimination. A few basic/working ideas:
  • most designs call for a single compressor to cool the freezer;
  • the cold air in the freezer is drawn towards the fridge to cool that area;
  • this is performed by a fan drawing air in the freezer through the evaporator;
  • most would have a vent or air pathway to guide the freezer air;
  • all would have thermostatic control to set the desired temperature;
  • some designs have two thermostatic control , 1 for the freezer, 1 for the fridge.
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  • compressor is working since freezer is OK;
  • fan is working as you posted but is the air drawn from the freezer, better still, is the air forced/vented into the fridge?
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